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Metric Share “Now or Never Now” Video; Plus Stream Their New Album

Art of Doubt Out Now via MMI/Crystal Math Music

Sep 21, 2018

Metric released a new album, Art of Doubt, today via MMI/Crystal Math Music. Now they have shared a video for "Now or Never Now," which we previously wrote was the album's strongest advance single. Lorraine Nicholson directed the video, which was filmed in Miami and features frontwoman Emily Haines in a sad nightclub while the rest of the band drive around town in a limo, trying to find her. You can also stream the full album here. More

Metric – Stream the New Album a Week Early

Art of Doubt Due Out September 21 via MMI/Crystal Math Music

Sep 13, 2018

Metric are releasing a new album, which is now titled Art of Doubt, on September 21 via MMI/Crystal Math Music. Now you can stream the whole thing a week early. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Julia Holter, Thom Yorke, Frontperson, Metric, and More

Plus Men I Trust, Okkervil River, Phosphorescent, The Twilight Sad, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 07, 2018

Last week's Songs of the Week was sparse, with only a Top 8 (and two of those songs were from the same artist), probably due to it building up a three-day weekend. There wasn't much to write about at the start of this week, due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday, but labels, bands, and publicists more than made up for it with plenty of new songs the rest of the week.  More

Metric Share New Song “Now or Never Now”

Art of Doubt Due Out September 21 via MMI/Crystal Math Music

Sep 04, 2018

Metric are releasing a new album, which is now titled Art of Doubt after previously not having a title, on September 21 via MMI/Crystal Math Music. Previously they shared its first single, "Dark Saturday," as well as a black & white video for the song featuring four split screens and shot on an iPhone.  More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Blood Orange, POND, David Bowie, Mothers, Jungle, and More

Plus Metric, Joey Dosik, Underworld & Iggy Pop, Still Corners, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 27, 2018

There was a trend this week for artists to share two songs at once, rather than just one. We saw it with Blood Orange, Trevor Powers, Elvis Costello, Jungle, Cornershop, and Fucked Up (and Pussy Riot released three songs this week). In cases where the artist made our main best songs list we tried to pick just one song, although that proved challenging with our #1. More

Metric Share Video for New Song “Dressed to Suppress”

New Album Due Out September 21 via MMI/Crystal Math Music

Jul 26, 2018

Metric are releasing a yet-to-be-titled new album on September 21 via MMI/Crystal Math Music. Previously they shared its first single, "Dark Saturday," as well as a black & white video for the song featuring four split screens and shot on an iPhone.  More

Metric Share iPhone-Shot “Dark Saturday” Video and Announce Release Date for New Album

New Album Due Out September 21 via MMI/Crystal Math Music

Jul 17, 2018

Metric returned last week with a new single, "Dark Saturday." Now they have shared a video for the song and announced that their new album is due out September 21 via MMI/Crystal Math Music.  More

Metric Share New Song “Dark Saturday”

New Single Out Now Digitally, Band Currently on Tour With The Smashing Pumpkins

Jul 12, 2018

Metric haven't released a new album in almost three years, since 2015's Pagans in Vegas, but now they are back with a brand new single, "Dark Saturday." There's no word if it's the precursor to a new album or just a standalone single, but it's out now digitally.  More

Oct 16, 2017

Metric frontwoman (and Broken Social Scene collaborator) Emily Haines released a new solo albumChoir of the Mind, under the name Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton last month via Last Gang/eOne. Previously she shared videos for the album's first single, "Fatal Gift," album opener "Planets," and the Elliott Smith-referencing "Statuette." Now she has shared a video for "Legend of the Wild Horse." More

Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton Shares Video for New Song “Statuette”

Choir of the Mind Due Out September 15 via Last Gang/eOne

Aug 15, 2017

Metric frontwoman (and Broken Social Scene collaborator) Emily Haines is releasing a new solo albumChoir of the Mind, under the name Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton on September 15 via Last Gang/eOne.  More

Seven Best Songs of the Week: TORRES, Emily Haines, Alvvays, The Dears, and More

Plus Japanese Breakfast, LIV, Ride, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 09, 2017

What a packed week for new songs and album announcements, enough to help you ignore all the James Comey/Donald Trump (but at least the Conservatives stumbled at the U.K. general election). More

Jun 09, 2017

Metric frontwoman (and Broken Social Scene collaborator) Emily Haines released a fantastic solo album, Knives Don't Have Your Back, 11 years ago, in 2006, under the name Emily Haines & The Soft SkeletonMore

Mar 31, 2017

Broken Social Scene premiered a new song, "Halfway Home," yesterday and last night the band stopping by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform the new single.  More

Death Cab for Cutie and Metric Announce Co-Headlining “Lights On the Horizon Tour”

Death Cab for Cutie's Kintsugi and Metric's Pagans in Vegas Both Out Now

Dec 08, 2015

Metric released their new album, Pagans in Vegas, back in September via their own label MMI. Death Cab for Cutie's latest album, Kintsugi, was just nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Album. Now the two artists have announced a joint Canadian tour together for next March.  More

Watch: Metric - “The Governess” Video

Pagans in Vegas is Out Now via MMI

Nov 17, 2015

Metric released their new album, Pagans in Vegas, back in September via their own label MMI. Now they have shared a video for "The Governess." Lauren Graham (not the TV actress) directed the clip, which features front-woman Emily Haines in the Nevada desert (including at a plane wreck) and then on the Las Vegas strip.  More

Metric Announce New November U.S. Tour Dates

Pagans in Vegas is Out Today

Sep 18, 2015

Metric are releasing their new album, Pagans in Vegas, today via their own label MMI. Now they have announced some new November tour dates. You can check out their American touring schedule below. More

Listen: Metric - “Lie Lie Lie”

Pagans in Vegas is Due Out September 18

Sep 03, 2015

Metric have shared "Lie Lie Lie," another song from the band's forthcoming new album, Pagans in Vegas (due out September 18 via their own label MMI). You can listen it below via a visual that features and bloody and broken makeup set and mirror. More

Listen: Metric - “Fortunes”

Pagans in Vegas is Due Out September 18

Aug 20, 2015

Metric have shared "Fortunes," another song from the band's forthcoming new album, Pagans in Vegas (due out September 18 via their own label MMI). You can listen to the dark ballad below via Entertainment Weekly, who premiered it.  More

Watch: Metric - “The Shade” Video

Pagans in Vegas is Due Out September 18

Aug 14, 2015

Metric have shared a video for "The Shade," a song from the band's forthcoming new album, Pagans in Vegas (due out September 18 via their own label MMI). In it frontwoman Emily Haines is an old school telephone operator. More

Watch: Metric - “Too Bad, So Sad” Video

Pagans in Vegas is Due Out September 18

Jul 24, 2015

Metric have shared a video for "Too Bad, So Sad," another song from the band's forthcoming new album, Pagans in Vegas (due out September 18 via their own label MMI). More

Jul 16, 2015

Metric have released a new free app, The Pagan Portal, for IOS/Apple and Android platforms. Users of the app will be able to stream songs from the band's forthcoming new album, Pagans in Vegas (due out September 18 via their own label MMI). Right now you can stream the previously shared Pagans in Vegas tracks "The Shade" and "Cascades," along with the previously unreleased Pagans track "Too Bad, So Sad." In the run up to the album's release more tracks will be unlocked.   More

Jun 02, 2015

Last month Metric, the Canadian band fronted by Emily Haines, shared a new single, "The Shade." At the time it was announced that it was to be featured on the band's forthcoming sixth album, the follow-up to 2012's Synthetica, and that it was slated for release this September.  More

May 11, 2015

It's been three years since Metric put out their last album, 2012's Synthetica, but the Canadian band fronted by Emily Haines have just put out a new single, "The Shade." It's taken from the band's forthcoming sixth album, which is slated for release this September. More

Dec 04, 2013

Less than a month after debuting a music video for their Synthetica title track, Canadian pop four-piece Metric have returned with another visual, this time utilizing their cut "Lost Kitten." More

Nov 05, 2013

Last year Canadian pop four-piece Metric released their fifth studio album Synthetica. Providing one last promotional push in support of the effort the band has shared a brand new music video for the record's title track. More

2013 Polaris Prize Nominees Announced

Include Tegan and Sara, Metric, and Purity Ring

Jul 16, 2013

Earlier today in Toronto the short list of nominees for the 2013 Polaris Prize was announced, featuring the likes of Tegan and Sara, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Metric, Purity Ring, and Young Galaxy. More

Feb 13, 2013

Metric's "Breathing Underwater" has gotten the remix treatment by NYC electronic duo MNDR (aka Peter Wade and sometime Mark Ronson collaborator Amanda Warner). More

Watch: Metric Cover Blondie

Part of VH1 Divas

Dec 20, 2012

Recently, longtime Under the Radar favorite Metric were asked to take part in VH1’s DivasMore

Nov 13, 2012

Supporting their latest album SyntheticaMetric have premiered a road-diary music video for their latest single "Breathing Underwater." Showcasing lots of live footage, behind-the-scenes down time, and a lot of sweaty festivals filled with fans, you start to feel a little exhausted yourself when you realize just how hard these guys work to put on a show day after day. More

Watch: Metric Performs on “Jimmy Kimmel”

Emily Haines Taps Into Her Inner Cowgirl.

Jun 22, 2012

Last night, Metric took to the stage at Jimmy Kimmel in support of recently released album SyntheticaMore

Jun 12, 2012

With their new album Synthetica available in earnest today, Metric have unveiled a music video for the record's lead single "Youth Without Youth."  More

Metric Stream New LP

Listen to Synthetica in Full

Jun 05, 2012

A week before its proper release, Metric's upcoming new album Synthetica has been made available to stream in full online.  More

Listen: Metric - “Speed the Collapse”

Off Forthcoming Album Synthetica

May 23, 2012

After premiering the lead single "Youth Without Youth" off their upcoming new album Synthetica, Metric have now offered up yet another cut from the record entitled "Speed the Collapse." More

Metric Announce Tour

"Youth Without Youth" Downloadable With Each Ticket Purchased

May 02, 2012

With their forthcoming new album Synthetica due out June 12, Metric have announced an extensive tour through North America and Europe. More

Listen: Metric - “Youth Without Youth”

Lead Single Off Synthetica

Apr 30, 2012

Soon to release their newest album Synthetica on June 12, Metric have unveiled an online stream of the record's lead single "Youth Without Youth." More

Metric Unveil “Synthetica” Album Cover, Tracklisting

Single "Youth Without Youth" Out May 1

Apr 17, 2012

Metric have revealed the official artwork and tracklisting of their forthcoming new album Synthetica. More

Feb 22, 2012

After their last album Fantasies helped them become the first artist in history to achieve a Top 20 hit on U.S. commercial radio without the backing of a traditional label, and working with filmmakers such as Edgar Wright and David Cronenberg, Metric has announced that they will be releasing their fifth, full-length studio album Synthetica on June 12. More

Under the Radar Magazine Announces 10th Anniversary Issue Featuring Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes

Plus: Paul Rudd vs. The Divine Comedy, plus interviews with Broadcast, Grandaddy, The Flaming Lips, Bat For Lashes, Rilo Kiley, Broken Social Scene, and much more

Oct 19, 2011

Under the Radar is excited to announce the release of the indie music and entertainment print magazine’s 10th Anniversary Issue which hits newsstands next week. The extra-sized 10th Anniversary Issue features cover artists Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes Robin Pecknold together in an exclusive photo shoot and joint interview.  Exclusive video taken during the cover shoot of Robin Pecknold and Joanna Newsom arm wrestling can be found here More

Oct 13, 2011

Metric is busy in the studio, finishing up their next album. However, that hasn’t stopped the Canadian quartet from plotting their next move. More

Jul 20, 2011

Metric has turned their 2009 album Fantasies over to the fans for the remix treatment. The results—Fantasies Flashbacks—will see the light of day October 11. We have the details.  More

Jan 13, 2011

Metric’s take on heartbreaking Buffalo Springfield ballad “Expecting to Fly” got a beautiful video today. We have the clip.  More

Metric Debuts Live “Black Sheep” Video

Track featured in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Nov 08, 2010

The quirky Toronto-based electro-rock outfit Metric surprised audience members after a screening of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World at San Diego's Comic Con last July with an exhilarating live performance of angst-y dance track "Black Sheep." More

Metric Scores Short Film

Hit the Road With Muse

Oct 08, 2010

When not busy hanging out with sparkly vampiresMetric has been getting animated. Their track “Collect Call” (from last year’s Fantasies) backs director  Christopher Mills (Interpol, Modest Mouse, The Secret Machines) new short film. We have the clip.  More

Jul 01, 2010

By now, you’re either busy getting your Eclipse on, or busy mocking the Twi-hards. Either way, we’re not here to judge—just offer up new music, like the video for Metric’s Eclipse soundtrack cut, “Eclipse (All Yours).” More

Jun 03, 2010

Still feeling the heat of last year’s Fantasies, Metric recently released their newest music video, for “Stadium Love.” We have the clip. More

Twilight: Eclipse Soundtrack Now Streaming

Album Preview Available for 24 Hours

Jun 02, 2010

As previously announced, Twilight’s newest installment Eclipse includes contributions several Under the Radar-friendly bands including Vampire Weekend, Florence and the Machine, Metric, and a show-stopping duet between Beck and Bat For Lashes. Today, for a scant 24 hours, the powers that be are offering a preview of the album in full. More

Muse to Rock SXSW This Friday

Show to be Streamed Via Myspace

Mar 18, 2010

News for all of you lucky enough to be at SXSW this week: Muse has just announced a special performance this Friday, March 19th at Stubbs BBQ. More

Metric Announces Next Leg of North American Tour

Band Scores First Top 20 Radio Hit Without a Label

Sep 22, 2009

Canada's pop darlings Metric just announced a tour in support of their most recent album, Fantasies. They'll hit the open road for a fresh round of North American tour dates this fall, beginning on November 16th at Town Ballroom in Buffalo, NY. More

Mar 31, 2009

Metric is slated to tour the U.S. in support of their newest full-length release, Fantasies, which will become available in physical formats beginning April 14th. More


Interviews

The End: Emily Haines on Endings and Death

"I'd like to make it to 90 and be super skinny with long grey hear and a dirty mouth that shocks and offends people who want me to finally be docile and obedient."

Dec 15, 2017

To end out the week, we ask Emily Haines some questions about endings and death. Although born in New Delhi, India, she grew up in Ontario, Canada. Haines is perhaps best known as the lead vocalist for Metric, who formed in Toronto in 1998 and have released six albums, the most recent being 2015's Pagans in VegasMore


Reviews

Art of Doubt

Art of Doubt

MMI/Crystal Math Music

Sep 27, 2018

This Canadian indie band is known for a razor sharp mix of meticulously produced synth pop, bolstered by the icy smooth vocals of frontwoman Emily Haines, geared to play well to large audiences. Those large audiences partially materialized when they landed the theme song to the Grammy-nominated soundtrack to The Twilight Saga: Eclipse back in 2010. More

Pagans in Vegas

Pagans in Vegas

MMI

Sep 15, 2015

Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? aged with such grace that it still prompts the question: Why weren't Metric pulled into the popular ring when it debuted in 2003? Its snappy guitar lines and whiplashed words were poppy enough for the radio but smirked with its own personality.  More

Synthetica

Synthetica

MMI

Jun 13, 2012

No one could accuse the dark moods of Metric's music of hanging like storm clouds over the band's latest set of songs. Synthetica is eerie and disconcerting, but grounded in a realism that the band refers to as its first attempt at "facing what you know is true." More

Metric at the Hollywood Palladium, March 26th, 2010

March 26th, 2010

Apr 12, 2010

Metric bandleader Emily Haines is a triple threat. Make people swoon with delicate compositions as part of Broken Social Scene? Done! Break hearts with a stripped-down confessional solo project? Child's play. Friday night at the Palladium, it was all about rocking out. And what do you know, she does that too! More